Lead in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Christ Episcopal Church and Grier Statue
Lead's Episcopal congregation selected a site for a new church in July of 1896 and work was begun immediately. The Lead Call noted, "A more central and easily accessible location could not have been decided upon and when finished, Christ's Episcopal Church will be in point of beauty, one of the most magnificent structures in the city." The new building was originally located between the present Homestake Recreation Building and the U. S. Post Office further down Main Street. However, in 1920 the Homestake decided to acquire that site for relocation of its Hearst Mercantile Company Store, and Christ Episcopal Church was dismantled and moved to its present location here on the corner of Main and Paul Streets. Few changes were made in the church other than the addition of a vestibule and belfry. From 1900 until the early 1960's, the basement of the church served as the location of the Hearst Free Kindergarten.
The bronze statue situated in the churchyard serves as a memorial to Thomas Johnston Grier, Homestake superintendent from 1884-1914. This highly respected citizen and parishioner of Christ Episcopal Church
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion.
Location. 44° 21.087′ N, 103° 46.28′ W. Marker is in Lead, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is on West Main Street / CanAm Highway (U.S. 85) north of Paul Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, just inside the fence, directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 West Main Street, Lead SD 57754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Johnston Grier (here, next to this marker); City Hall and Masonic Temple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dakota Rebekah Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Glover House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Compressed Air Locomotive #9 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Locomotive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Man Car / Ambulance (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lead.
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted horizontally on a waist-high post.
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